Oscar Braynon

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Oscar Braynon
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Florida State Senate, District 36
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 19, 2018
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Florida State Senate
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2008 - 2011
Miami Gardens City Council
2003 - 2008
Personal
ProfessionConsultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Oscar Braynon II is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in a 2011 special election to replaced Frederica Wilson.

Braynon has served as Minority Whip since 2013. He served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 103 from 2008 to 2011, on the Miami Gardens City Council from 2003 to 2008 and was Vice Mayor from 2005 to 2007.

Biography

Braynon's professional experience includes working as a governmental consultant with the Pittman Law Group.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Braynon served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulated Industries, Vice-chair
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Ethics and Elections
Gaming
Health Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Braynon served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Braynon served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2009
Administrative Procedures
Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
Government Operations Appropriations
Governmental Affairs Policy, Ranking Minority Member

Issues

Braynon's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 927 - "Trafficking in Cocaine: Provides for person to be sentenced to mandatory minimum term of imprisonment following second or subsequent conviction of selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or bringing specified quantity of cocaine into state."
  • HB 1205 - "Charter County Transit System Surtax: Changes name of surtax to Charter County Transportation System Surtax; expands eligible counties authorized to levy surtax; requires interlocal agreements in certain counties to be updated no less than every 5 years to include certain municipalities."
  • HB 7019 - "OGSR/Government-Sponsored Recreation Programs: Removes scheduled repeal under Open Government Sunset Review Act of exemption from public records requirements for information that would identify or locate child who participates in government-sponsored recreation program or parent or guardian of child"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Campaign themes

2014

Braynon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Forclosure

  • Excerpt: "Keep families in their homes"

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Bring jobs to District 36 through the economic development of main corridors"

Education

  • Excerpt: "Ensuring that Miami-Dade County receives proper funding from the state for our public schools"

Crime

  • Excerpt: "Encouraging Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs so we can take an active role in the safety of our community"

Protecting Us and Our interests

  • Excerpt: "Protecting the pension and retirement of our government employees"

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Oscar Braynon defeated Anis "Auguste" Blemur in the Democratic primary and defeated William Burton Moreland (I) in the general election.[3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngOscar Braynon Incumbent 100% 96,445
     Write-in William Moreland 0% 47
Total Votes 96,492
Florida State Senate, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngOscar Braynon Incumbent 70% 21,413
Anis Blemur 30% 9,196
Total Votes 30,609

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Braynon won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 36. Braynon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2011

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2011

Braynon won election to Frederica Wilson's vacated seat in the Florida State Senate in 2011. A special election primary was held February 8, and a special general election was held March 1.[7] Branyon defeated three opponents in the February 8 special Democratic primary.[8] He went on to defeat Joe Celestin (R) in the special general election.[9]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Braynon ran for re-election to the 103rd District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[10]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Braynon won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 103rd District. Braynon ran unopposed in the election. He raised $6,350 for his campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Braynon is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Braynon raised a total of $414,002 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[12]

Oscar Braynon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 36 Won $94,185
2011 Florida State Senate, District 33 Won $284,604
2010 Florida State House, District 103 Won $28,863
2008 Florida State House, District 103 Won $6,350
Grand Total Raised $414,002

2012

Braynon won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Braynon raised a total of $94,185.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Oscar Braynon's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Greenspoon & Marder$1,500
Florida Association of Insurance Agents$1,000
Zebersky & Payne Llp$1,000
Farmer, Stacey$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$94,185
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Braynon won election to the Florida State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Braynon raised a total of $284,604.

2010

Braynon won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Braynon raised a total of $28,863.

2008

Braynon won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Braynon raised a total of $6,350.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[13]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[14]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[15]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[16]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Braynon has been a member of 5000 Role Models, City of Miami Gardens Performing Arts Center Executive Board and the Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
Florida Senate, District 36
2011- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Frederica Wilson
Florida Senate, District 33
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Oscar Braynon
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 103
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Barbara Watson